16 February 2009

NY Fashion Week morning round-up: first models FALL, plus Anna Wintour's hiring!

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Three days and 22 shows in, New York Fashion Week got well underway this weekend. Here's the bits you can't afford to miss. And, of course, we'll have show reports, FROW (that's front row) reports and fashion gossip throughout the day, week, month, now as show season kicks off. So check back every hour....

She might have been a no-show so far, but Michelle Obama's first go-to-fashion-designer Maria Pinto showed her new collection in New York for the first time this weekend. Coats, cocoon-shaped day dresses and silk bias cut gowns – just what Mrs O would like. [WWD]

Alexander Wang wrote a sign backstage for the models: ‘Tequila shots for those who don't fall!!! Alex xoxo.' [Fashionologie]

Perhaps Max Azria should have done the same at Herve Leger. The wood veneer on the floor took two models down in the first tumbles of the show season. Not that Max wants that to distract you from the clothes... [NY Mag]

Two of our fave fashionistas might be uniting for the Oscars. ‘Freida Pinto is interested,' Matthew Williamson confessed when grilled on who he'd be dressing. We like.  [Twitter]

Someone IS hiring! And it's Anna Wintour... The US Vogue editor is looking for two new assistants who are ‘smart, well-educated, calm, etc' to fill the void left by the two out of three ousted last week. Just don't dwell on what prompted them to leave the week before New York Fashion Week... [Gawker]

Get ready for Goth Barbie. Gareth Pugh's been charged with creating the British version of the star's 50th birthday celebrations. More of this later. [Fashionista]

Charlotte Ronson would get her DJ sister Samantha to write her biography. But Sam insists hers would be boring. ‘I wouldn't have anything to say'. Er, only every detail of the LiLo affair... [FWD]


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